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    • I think it is only fair to make a suggestion - which can be freely disregarded and perhaps this is splitting hairs.   13. Furthermore, as per another letter dated 30th July 2021, the Claimant wrote, ‘Should you fail to accept our offer of settlement then we will proceed to Trial and bring this letter to the Court’s attention upon question of costs in order seek further costs of £220 incurred in having to instruct a local Solicitor to attend the hearing in conjunction with the amount claimed on the Claim Form.’ I find this an extraordinary statement given the Claimant knows legal costs are capped at £50 in accordance with CPR 45.2 (Table 1). The fact the Claimant made no reference or justification for seeking legal costs above this cap - despite being legally trained - leads me to believe the letter was instead a deceitful attempt to intimidate the Defendant into payment rather than a justified claim for costs. I believe this omission, be it negligent or deliberate is evidence the Claimant has acted unreasonably towards the Defendant and the Defendant is therefore justified to make their own request to the court in accordance with CPR 27.14 (2) (g) to award their full costs outlined below to be paid by the Claimant.
    • Hi!   One point I forgot to mention in my first post, I was sent home after the first anniversary of the "First Written Warning" over the "soldering iron accident" that occured April 2020, and at the time I was sent home on enforced sick leave, the "two–shift coronavirus" shift system had ended and we were all back to being employed normal daytime working hours with everyone in attendance!   I did ask my manager/H.R. during the meeting of 26th May 2021 at which I was sent home, was this being considered a disciplinary matter again and I was assured, both verbally and subsequently in writing, that it was NOT, they called it "safeguarding!"   I have sent regular fit notes to my manager by way of my colleague Steve, who as mentioned, works at the same employer doing identical work to me, and will be collecting another note from the surgery tomorrow!   (As regards the c.v., I have had both vaccinations and during a recent admission to Walsall Manor Hospital about two months ago for mild pancreatitis, was tested again for c.v., which I assume came back negative as nobody came running about after me!)
    • Yes I see that under CPR 45.2 Table 1. While the court has the authority to cap the costs, I'm not sure that means the claimant is obliged to claim in accordance with table 1. It is simply that whatever they seek is likely to be capped except in the circumstances you state. VCS likely see it as a free bite of the cherry to claim £220, after all the defendant may - although probably not - act unreasonably and their claimed costs may - although probably not - get awarded. Anyway minor point and unlikely to affect the outcome - good luck.
    • Yes, legal costs are capped at £50 for the amount VCS are claiming.   They could only be awarded further costs if the judge decided the OP had behaved unreasonably in litigation.
    • Hi!   I work in Aldridge repairing industrial electronics PCB's.   In November 2019 I found I was starting to have difficulty with the vision in my right eye, that started off as distortion of vertical lines, and over the next three months this gradually got worse, until, February 2020, the vision in my right eye had got hazy to the point where I felt it was no longer safe to drive my car and I gave the car key to my friend Steve whom I live with and who works for the same employer as I do, doing an identical job to me.   I went to see my optician in March 2020 who examined my eye, she said she couldn't examine it properly and referred me to the Opthalmology Department of Walsall Manor Hospital.   By then the c.v. nonsense had set in and it was September 2020 before I got an appointment to be seen and after a detailed slit–lamp examination, it was decided to attempt to treat my right eye with YAG Laser Capsulotomy on the December 15th 2020.   This procedure was unsuccessful and I was advised at a further Appointment on 7th May 2021 that Walsall Manor were unable to treat my eye and were referring me to New Cross Hospital for a more major consultation, which I am still waiting for.   On 26th May 2021 I was called to a meeting upstairs at work with my immediate manager and HR via video, and told I was being sent home on enforced sick leave until after my eye was operated on with the more major operation.   I have been off work since 27th May 2021 and my manager and H.R. are refusing to allow me to return to work and I have exhausted my company sick pay.   At the meeting upstairs at work I stated that I felt I had adequate vision in my left eye to be able to do my usual duties and there was no need for me to be off work, but this was brushed aside!   How do I stand when, as in a case like this, where the manager/employer forces me to take a long and continuing sickness absence with no idea of how long it will go on for?   I do not know when New Cross Hospital will write to me regarding a consultation for the more major surgery my right eye will need!                
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Hello all - i'm new to all this so i hope i've posted this thread properly. Anyway i'm about to start my action against Barclays who have charged me ridiculous amounts over the years causing me vast amounts of stress. Wish me luck!

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You wont need luck, follow the Barclays threads, read the FAQ's and use the templates provided in the library and you will get your refund.

iGroup (GE Money) - AoS Filed late, defence late, amended defence also late despite extra time requested and granted.

Vanquis - Claim issued, no AoS or Defence received

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posted my data protection act request on the 26th of July its now the 1st of August - noting heard from Barclays - i bet i would have heard something if i owed them money!

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Hello Everyone - recieved a letter today from Peter Townsend manager of Barclays dataprotection. It appears to be the standard letter that everyone has recieved. He does say that they did not recieve the £10.00 cheque ( i put it in the envelope) but on this occassion they will provide my statements free of charge. Ok now waiting to get my statements!

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Sent DPA letter on the 26th of July - now 17th of August and no statements its different when you want something off them is'nt it - i wonder if i should bombard them with phone calls like they did to me!

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Now 22nd of August and i am still waiting for my statements from Barclays - the 40 days is up on the 4th of september, would i be right in thinking tht i should send a non-compliance letter to them 4 or 5 days before the time is up?

Cheers Sandbag.

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Sandbag,

 

It might be worth sending them a fax or phoning them reminding them of the 40 day deadline and giving them a kick up the backside.

15/08 - Premilinary letter sent to Barclays - £2565

 

29/08 - No response to Preliminary letter. Sent Letter Before Action

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Hello all - recieved my statements today - had a rough scan, the total they owe me roughly is over £4000!

Unbelievable!

Now to the highlighter pen and the speadsheet!

Regards Sandbag.

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Hello all - just a quick question ( for reassurance really) on my statements i have a lot of ' unpaids out' costing £30 and ' paid referrals' costing £20-£25 are these the unlawful charges? Obviously i have ' unathorised overdraft fees' as well at £20 a pop - i just don't understand the banks terminology!

Sorry for being dim!

Regards Sandbag.

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Hello everyone. Right here we go Preliminary approach for repayment and schedule of charges to be sent today ( recorded delivery). They have taken £4065 from my account over the last 6 years, i have been with Barclays from 1988 so i suspect they have taken an awful lot more! Am i right in thinking that i send my request to the Churchill Place address?

 

Wish me luck!

Sandbag.

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Lots of Luck !

 

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[sIGPIC][/sIGPIC]Statement request 4th May

Prelim Letter sent 24th May

LBA 7th June

Thanks but no thanks letter sent 22 June

MCOL 22nd June

Claim acknowledged 26 June

AQ sent 2nd August

17 Nov Court Date Set for 29 Jan 2007

Settled in full 12/12/06

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Hello everyone - tracked my letter and it has been delivered today (5th )- now they have 14 days. Getting mildly apprehensive!

Will be donating when i get my money back.

Good luck to everyone.

Cheers Sandbag.

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